FAQ: The Service and its Benefits
What is Nexcerpt?
Nexcerpt is a sophisticated briefing service. It monitors selected web-based sources -- yours or ours -- and extracts relevant excerpts, showing the context of your Keywords. Using any browser, you select and annotate the excerpts, then publish automatically to any Audience. You can contact your clients, prospects, and employees with truly useful information; influence their awareness of events you know are important; or write a current, valuable newsletter in a few minutes, any day.
Bottom line: you use Nexcerpt to stay informed, extend your expertise, and influence people.
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How does Nexcerpt work?
You simply open your current Nexcerpt Draft, and, if you wish, add your expert comments to any excerpt. Feel free to record your comments in a single session, or accrue them over any period of time. You may exclude or include any excerpt, and flag any excerpt for delivery to any of your Audiences.
Your comments become part of the Report that Nexcerpt will publish, at the time you choose. When Nexcerpt delivers your expert Report, it creates a connection with everyone you need to touch. Your Audiences recognize your ongoing attentiveness to their interests, and can offer you feedback on any relevant topic.
Nexcerpt allows you to accomplish more with fewer resources, strengthens your connection to your constituencies, and enhances your standing as a market leader.
How does Nexcerpt differ from a typical web clipping service?
What is the benefit of using web-based sources versus a typical news feed?
Nexcerpt goes further, using proprietary technology to scan thousands of high quality, credible online sources for you every day. We gather excerpts from tens of thousands of articles to deliver you results that match your criteria precisely. You benefit from the work of thousands of writers, in hundreds of communities, organizations, and businesses -- an enormous array of personal and professional experience. You're free to suggest other web sources, specific to your needs, for Nexcerpt to review. A news feed simply cannot provide such flexibility and expansibility.
How does Nexcerpt differ from a typical service like LexisNexis, Factiva, or Moreover?
Nexcerpt permits far greater control over input, and output as well. As a sophisticated briefing service, Nexcerpt offers a process -- and broad control of your results -- that typical services simply can not. Nexcerpt provides the tools you need to select the most valuable excerpts, add your expertise, and publish to any Audience. You control your Queries, Audiences, editing, and scheduling easily, using any web browser.
How does Nexcerpt differ from a search engine?
With a search engine, you do all the work of finding the material you need -- manually, by sorting through tens of thousands of results. Next you must review sites to avoid outdated material, find citations you want, organize that material, mark it up, and prepare it for distribution through e-mail or for posting on the web. Some agents and semi-robotic aids ("bots") can automate part of the process for you, finding resources and sometimes even returning useful citations -- but you still must select, annotate, and distribute that material manually. Nexcerpt automates that entire process.